Conversations about “Starting the Conversation”

One of the best parts of my job is working with OCLC Research Library Partner staff on working groups. In this case we never got together face-to-face, but managed to put together a pretty good report, Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy. Though we started out with a conference call, all the work took place via email and shared documents. The working group consisted of:
Dan Tsang, chair — University of California, Irvine
Anna Clements — University of St. Andrews
Joy Davidson — DCC, University of Glasgow
Mike Furlough — Pennsylvania State University
Amy Nurnberger — Columbia University
Sally Rumsey — University of Oxford
Anna Shadbolt — University of Melbourne
Claire Stewart — Northwestern University
Beth Warner — Ohio State University
Perry Willett — California Digital Library
I supplied the bones, they filled in some of the sections, and I polished it up.
Working in OCLC Research, we try to stay on top of the literature and we hear a lot about application, but there’s nothing like being in the thick of it, so it’s really great to have the expert input of those actually working in research libraries.